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. employees of a big u.s. defense contractor in afghanistan appearing extremely drunk, fumbling and shirtless, on the job. a cell phone video obtained exclusively by abc news is igniting outrage over a scene that looks more like a rowdy frat house than the operations center of a company paid to carry out u.s. policy overseas. abc's brian ross brings us this investigation. >> reporter: in a place where terrorists have and will attack, at any time, these are some of the men being paid by american taxpayers to help provide security for u.s. civilian personnel 24/7. the security manager for an american company scientific, with a $47 million contract from the pentagon, staggeringly drunk in the operations center. >> kevin. come on. >> reporter: this is the company's medical officer. wived out, stoned, after shooting up with narcotics. >> please snap out of it. >> reporter: and this is the company's top on-site executive, in front of a bonfire, where, according to former employees, live ammunition rounds were tossed into the flames. >> it was like a frat house for adults. >> reporter: the footage w
to control. oracle's team u.s.a. is the current america's cup champion. coming up, hear from one of the team members on the yacht as it capsized. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 4:33. the morning after debate number two. both president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail this morning, following last night's fiery debate. mr. obama will be in iowa and ohio. romney travels to virginia. cnn poll finds registered voters believe the president won last night's showdown by a seven point margin 46-39%. here's mark matthews with highlights. >> reporter: governor romney focused on the economy. >> we have not made the progress we need to make. i put together a five point plan that gets america 12 million new jobs in 2004 years and rising take-home pay. >> reporter: the president focused on romney. >> he doesn't have a five point plan he has a one point plan to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> when you bring rates down small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. >> reporter: the president went after him again. >> you wouldn't have tak
now following developing news from yemen, a gunman has assassinated chief of security at the u.s. embassy. he was shot in the head while on his way to work. a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire and fled. attack comes as yemen's u.s.-backed government is waging an offensive against al-qaeda in the country. >> tonight republicans try to retain momentum while democrats try to get things back on track as vice presidential candidates debate. katie marzullo is live with a preview. >> reporter: right now the running mates are in their final hours of prep. democrat biden and republican ryan both described as skilled politicians with strong policy credentials. very different styles. biden has folksy appeals and solid vice presidential portfolio. both say they've been studying. >> frankly, studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> he's been on this big stage many times so that's new for me i'm studying the issues. i know how he will attack us. >> reporter: this debate follows last week's first presidential debate in which most agree president obama bombed. the president
's handling of last month's attack in libya that killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> he did, in fact, sir. let me call it an act of terror. >> can you say that louder, candy? >> he did call an act of terror. >> reporter: and the president finally brought up the infamous 47% comments in his closing statement. >> when he said, behind closed doors, that 47% of the country considers themselves victims, who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about. >> reporter: this was the one and only town hall style debate. next monday's debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy. paula? >> i've got my popcorn and soda ready for round three. t.j. winick, live on long island this morning. thanks, t.j. >>> and as you can see, there's lots to analyze on both sides. so, earlier this morning, rob and i talked to our senior washington editor, rick klein. >> rick, always appreciate you being here with us. talk a little bit abo
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the moderator, at a desk. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> before you go, after last week's heated debate what kind of t
now reach the u.s. >>> officials are calling it the worst case of hoarding they've seen. dozens of 18-wheelers needed to clear it away. now, help for the horder. >>> and one honest cabbie. returning nearly $250,000 in cash, believe it or not. getting a measly reward in return. making us ask, what would you do? >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin this tuesday with jerry sandusky refusing to go quietly to his sentencing day. >> almost a year after the public first learned of the penn state child sex abuse investigation, sandusky will learn his fate later today. but he's already lashing out with a defiant statement of innocence and charges of conspiracy. >> abc's t.j. winick is in bellefonte, pennsylvania. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. jerry sandusky faces a sentence of 10 to more than 218 years. last night, we got a sneak preview of the statement he will read here at the court today. jerry sandusky now regrets not taking the stand in his own defense, after being convicted of 48 counts of sex abuse against young boys. for the last ten months, he's been
in washington this monday morning. thanks. >>> and one more political note. the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has now become campaign fodder. south carolina republican senator lindsey graham is accusing the administration of a coverup. but the top democrat on the house committee investigating that attack says the accusation is quote ridiculous conspiracy stuff. >>> republicans and democrats alike are paying tribute this morning to former senator arlen specter. the moderate republican turned democrat from pennsylvania who served 30 years in the senate died yesterday of complications from non-hodgkin's lymphoma. he was known for being fiercely independent and for also being a man of the people. >> i remember as a kid, he would be down in the stands at three rivers stadium at steelers games introducing himself, just getting to know, he wanted to know the whole stadium. i think people will look back and say, that is what an elected official is supposed to do, even if it is not convenient or is difficult at times. arlen specter always did that. >> his funeral is tomorrow. vice
called romney out on a comment he made about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >> the whole idea of there being a riot act. >> was that fair? >> she didn't do that to the president. she didn't fact check anything he said and said you said this and you said that. for instance, he said he would cut the deficit in half. she never challenged him on that. >> definitely one of the more talked about moments of the night. but there is plenty more to pick over between now and the next debate. reporting live, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. and there will be much more ahead on the debate on "nightline" after this newscast. and the third and final presidential debate is set for next monday, october 22nd at lynn university in boca raton, florida with a focus on foreign policy. that starts at 6:00. you can watch it live here on abc7. as the two presidential candidates argued over the terrorist attack in libya hundreds gathered at san francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley and ucsf hasti
dollars to join yahoo. world's cheapest car heading to the u.s. no frills car made by indian conglomerate sells there for about $3500. the company plans to add a few frills and sell it here for less than $10,000. chee-tos popular has high levels of salt, fat and artificial coloring some schools have banned it. >>> good morning. 61° if downtown san francisco partly cloudy light wind out of west at six across the bay in oakland 62° it is a mild start all around the bay couple 50s san jose 56 otherwise more 80s today and i'll let you in on the details, coming up. >>> 5:15. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is back on the job after a ten-month battle to keep his job. he says he's eager to move forward. a new year's eve domestic violence incident with his wife cost the sheriff his job for a while until he was reinstated last week. >> as much humble pie that i really want to eat and continue to profess and demonstrate that i'll be the sheriff that people elected me to be. >> the sherry's first full day at work came on the same day supervisors introduced domestic violence legislation and it
as well. >>> 5:10. >>> surprise decision in u.s. terror case. why an appeals court says prosecutors went overboard. >>> now you see it, now you don't. daring art heist that may be worth nothing at all. >>> we get four, five a day. >> those pesky robo calls. who is responsible, coming up. >>> high end holiday catalogue teams up with a nationwide >>> wednesday important from our roof camera clear 58° downtown across the bay also 58 in oakland, 62 in san jose. we'll see nothing but sun today and offshore winds will warm is up -- warm us up quickly. >>> lance armstrong has just announced that he will be stepping down as chairman of his live strong cancer-fighting charity. he makes this announcement following last week's u.s. anti-doping agency report detailing his widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs on his way to seven titles, 11 of his former teammates testified against him. he says he's leaving the position to limit damage from the ongoing scandal. armstrong's foundation was founded in 1997 to raise money to support cancer patients. armstrong himself a cancer survivor. >>> feder
we're trying to figure it out. >> he appeared in court yesterday. he's a naturalized u.s. citizen of chinese decent saying he was working in japan. his attorney told abc news he's highly intelligent and a diligent student with no criminal history. >> there is a little bit of relief at the purposes though don't get too excited. gas prices started to fall a little bit after a month of sudden surging in california this average $4.67 a gallon. >> big savings on air fare and deals you can get now. >> apple is making changes at the plant in china. >> and there is your questions on twitter and facebook will answer them here live just a little bit later, you can contact michael on >>> it's official, san francisco has a target store. city target now open taking up the second floor of the metrion building different from other targets and it is tail youred to customers with small living lace spaiss. it's also trying something new, opening at 7:00 in the morning and today is what is called soft opening. the grand opening taking place on sunday. >> there is employers outlooking to hire hundred
're learning new details about the timeline of the deadly september attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. state department and the white house were advised that an islamic group was claiming responsibility for the attack about two hours after it was carried out. but intelligence sources say other messages with conflicting information may also have been sent on that day. and they add that early reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate. >>> and a u.s. effort to wipe out al qaeda is nearing a significant milestone. according to "the washington post," the number of militants and civilians killed in drone strikes will soon exceed 3,000. that surpasses the number of people al qaeda killed in the 9/11 attacks. and "the post" says, the director of the cia is pushing for an expansion of the current drone fleet. >>> and to the global economy now. and a down day in early trading overseas. asian markets were lowered after dismal earnings reports from some big-name companies here in the u.s. those reports sent the dow to its lowest level in nearly seven weeks. he
. >>> and we turn next to new clues in the mystery surrounding the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as a security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, charged with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel more efficiently around the country, along with their weapons. but state department officials in washington denied that request, according to a may 3rd e-mail obtained and first reported by abc news. copied on the e-mail was u.s. ambassador chris stevens, later killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in benghazi on september 11th,
happened in libya, the violence that cost four americans their lives including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> diane, this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libya, and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down, and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on, and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else, we were told, by this senior state depar
credit look we have been through here in the u.s. global economy remains weak. you can never think here in the u.s. we are immune to what is happening in global u.s. we are immune to what is happening in global economicoglo u.s. we are immune to what is happening in global economic gl. you can never think here in the u.s. we are immune to what is happening in global economics. it's interesting always. >>> a domino effect. >>> a small new jersey town is in shock. now that two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering their 12-year-old neighbor. police say it was the boys' mother who helped them solve the horrible crime. jen maxfield of wnbc reports. >> reporter: hundreds of people filled the clayton baptist church to remember autumn pasquale in song and prayer. >> she was one of the best people i ever met. caring and trusting. >> reporter: mourners embraced her parents in the sanctuary and lit candles for the seventh grader outside. >> this is a horrific tragedy that doesn't happen here. >> reporter: adding to the tragedy of autumn's death is the fact that two young
with a campaign debt saying she's nod considered a serious candidate. >> leon pan netta says the u.s. military was prepared to respond in ab attack in which a u.s. diplomat was killed and said the military did not intervene because the attack was over before the u.s. knew what's happening. saying commanders felt they should not put americans at right after this wk out realtime information. the ambassador libya was killed along with three others at the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. >> we'll move on. coming up next it may be time to upgrade your computer. >> microsoft launches a redesign of windows operating system. there is a lot riding on it. >>> we're continuing to watch game two of the world series. it's the bottom of the 5th. >> and we're hoping for the same thing tonight. i think that is wishful thinking. still to come, they could not sleep tight because bed bugs well they started to bite. >> how mike yi finney helped a bay area couple rest a bit ease year. stay with us. >>> microsoft today officially released windows 8. >> the system, it hopes will bridge the gap between p
story. more on that from vic lee tonight at 4, 5 and 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> u.s. supreme court just finished hearing arguments over university of texas program that uses race as a factor in student admissions. hundreds gathered outside the court this morning as justices took up the biggest affirmative action case in a decade. a student sued after her college application was rejected. she says she was turned away because she is white. the university says, its policy is aimed at creating a diverse student pop . >>> he couldn't believe it, stanford -- professor stunned winning this year's nobel prize in chemistry, brian kabilka on the left shares the honor with robert lefkowitz. >> reporter: a press conference is not the doctor's cup of tea he's shy he says he's not comfortable with all the attention this award is bringing. he says proud to have won it. the phone call came at 2:20 this morning dr. brian kabilka answered the call in his palo alto home and told that he and robert lefkowitz had won the nobel prize for chemistry. >> i had trouble saying anything. probably more t
lapses that led to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate. however, republican lawmakers say the safety of americans working overseas rests squarely with the demander in chief. they are preparing for a possible strike, moving drones into the area. putting special opes forces on stand-by. >>> the pakistani girl who was targeted by the taliban is getting treatment at a hospital in england. officials are talking optimistically on what will admittedly be a very long recovery. nick schifrin reports from birmingham. >> reporter: she was nearly killed for simply wanting to go to school. malala has began a long road to recovery. her doctors removed her ventilator and she responded to stimuli. >> her doctors believe she has a chance of making a good recovery. >> reporter: 17 specialists will examine her in 24 hours. they have to recorrect her entire skull, shattered by a taliban bullet. this hospital provides better care than what she can receive in pakistan. and it is also safer. as long as she was in pakistan, the taliban promise to try to kill her. when the taliban took over her neighborhood
crowds expected at memorial service for explain u.s. ambassador chris stevens at san francisco city hall today. mayor lee will greet friends, family and members of the public. senator feinstein, and the man assigned to investigate the killing are all expected to attend. the 4:30 p.m. memorial will be held in a city hall rotunda open to the public. >>> i saw fog, perhaps not as much as yesterday. i guess things are going to be changing for the warmer. >> let's find out. >>> good morning. we are looking at that warming trend to get going today, will continue i should say numbers in the 50s, 55 san jose, 72 antioch, 58 napa, cool valley, 62 oakland as well as san francisco, 61 mountain view and redwood city, mild 13° warmer in antioch than we were yesterday, 6 to 9° warmer this morning in concord san jose in the 50s still warmer than yesterday. fog around hayward and fremont this morning also coming up 280 towards the airport from the 50s to 60s, mild start this afternoon upper 60s to mid 80s. above normal and we will be looking at a very light breeze. by the evening pleasant with numbers
. >>> right now crews of oracle team u.s.a. are trying pull a 7 foot broken 10 million dollar yacht out of the -- 72 foot broken 10 million dollar yacht out of the water. katie marzullo joins us live from pier 80. >> reporter: the catamaran was towed overnight. we've been watching all morning since 7:30 this tedious protest of righting the upside down boat and getting it out of the water. last check the crew hadn't decided how they were going to do that. divers moved quietly around the ac-72 oracle team u.s.a.'s massive catamaran this morning it looked more like a submarine than a racing yacht. >> i call it destroyed in several piece. >> reporter: he's talking about the wing or fixed sail. you can see the splintered remains in this video from sky 7 hd. he wasn't on the boat but describes what happened. >> dangerous maneuver in these catamarans is go if up wind point of sail to down wind that's what the guys were doing. >> reporter: now oracle is without its biggest, fastest boat. because there is a defending america's cup champions they don't have any other competitions between now and
policy. president obama said the u.s. and its allies have i am bowsed crippling sanctions on iran. romney answered saying the united states should have done more. he said rest petedly, we are four years closer to a -- he said repeatedly we are four years closer to a nuclear iran. >> maybe it is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> the president: we also have fewer horse and bayonets because the nature of our military as changed. >> the two did find common ground. romney applauded the killing of bin laden. both said they oppose deck u.s. military involvement in the efforts to -- oppose direct u.s. military roplt in the efforts to topple syria's president assad. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> coming up on 4:36. alameda county sheriff's office will release more information about a woman who was found dead inside a burning castro valley home. crews put out this fire in 20 minutes last thursday. while fighting the fire they found the woman's body inside. investigators declared the fire and death suspicious. today we expect to learn the victim's name and more about how she died. the home is
-most tentacles before making its dirty turn directly toward the u.s. somewhere from the mid-atlantic to new england. >> when you factor in the unusual track that it's going to be taking, that is coming in from the east, across the jersey coast, it's a once in a lifetime storm. arer the >> reporter: the so-called once in a lifetime storm will only get worse as it moves towards land. monday, it will collide with energy that will pull in some cold air from the northwest. now, adding to that perfect storm scenario, there's what we call a blocking pattern that shoves energy from the north back at the storm and back toward the united states. here's what all of that means to you. the storm will carry hurricane-force winds, up to a foot of rain and the potential storm surge that could top out at ten feet. extreme conditions could begin as early as sunday and last for days, drenching the most populated part of the country. >> this storm, that is going to be impacting the mid-atlantic and parts of the northeast monday into tuesday is going to be destructive, historic and, unfortunately, life threaten
loose seats and improperly installed clamp. u.s. auto sales up to highest level in more than four years, automakers led by toyota buyers need to replace aging vehicles and feel more confident about their jobs loans are cheaper and easier to get, we are not as confident about the economy birthrate fell for the year in a row it didn't fall as much as it has in recent years i am then the beer index shipment rising for the first time since the start of the recession sure sign that consumers particularly, young men are doing better men are doing better economically. [ female announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add some sauce and some pepperoni and cheese and monday's dinner is now a grands mini pizza party. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go? [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. mmmm. mmm hmmm. mmmm. [ female announcer ] it's on. let's roll. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river a
demanding an immediate end to u.s. wars, occupieses and military assaults are planning a -- occupying shuns and military assaults are planning a rally where president obama will appear this afternoon. then a celebrity dinner and concert where the protest is planned. >>> traffic restrictions put in place near the hotel and civic auditorium. the president will announce establishment of cesar chavez national monument this morning. >> mitt romney moving his campaign from florida to virginia. preparing to deliver major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington. he's expected to propose u.s. take a more assertive role in syria, tighten sanctions on iran he's looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global fairs. >>> early voting in california begins this morning. vote by mail begins 29 days before the election, today. go to your down -- today is columbus day that means some offices will be closed. october 22nd is deadline to register. >>> anti-domestic violence advocates will gather in front of san francisco city hall to urge the b
of oakland filed federal lawsuit to try to present the u.s. justice department from vicking a medical marijuana dispensary. in july federal prosecutors served paper on the health center calling it a marijuana super store. the city's suit claims the justice department knew about harborside for years. the city says federal officials are overstepping by interfering with oakland's process. a hearing is scheduled for november 1st. >>> another arson fire in a west san jose neighborhood. cell phone video shows a blaze in a trash can. the fifth -- make it the 9th fire in two weeks. many homes back to the alley where residents park and there out trash. fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that left a woman with severe burns. three other people inside this home -- [ unintelligible ] >>> state senator leno of san francisco calling for hearing into california's gas price crisis. he chairs senate committee on bay area transportation and says the sudden rise indicates problem with the state's 15 refineries. his committee will investigate worker safety as well. he say
, good news for the u.s. housing market foreclosure filings just hit a five year low in a report released this morning the number of filings fell 12% from august and 15% from a year earlier. california is among the states an -- that saw biggest declines. >>> fedex plans to cut several thousand from its workforce. the chairman says most reductions will come through voluntary departure program no word on how many jobs will be lost in the u.s., cuts part of a plan to boost profits by 1.7 billion dollars by 2016 through cutting costs. fedex warns its business is being hit by global economic slow down. >>> the race for the white house is getting tighter. the new poll showing mitt romney gaining on president obama, as vice president biden and paul ryan get ready for their debate tonight. >>> getting a tattoo is often a fashion statement. it can also carry risks. michael finney with safety ti >>> welcome back. clouds hanging around even though the radar returns are starting to dry and move out over the ocean clouds are causes 69 minute flight arrival delays into sfo now. fargo, minneapolis, 60s
of his seven tour de france titles. the union made the decision this morning after u.s. anti-doping agency issued a report that paints armstrong as a long time drug chief. armstrong has denied using performance-enhancing drugs but stepped down -- [ inaudible ] advertisers have dropped their contracts with him. >>> new -- electronic locks are being picked by thieves. --. [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] >>> last minute preparations underway right now for the third and final presidential debate. while the focus is supposed to be foreign policy both campaigns are vowing something else will dominate. preview from florida, coming up. >>> out of this world discovery in novato. the big rock within homeowner claims a meteorite from i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare
'll recall he safely landed a u.s. airways jet at the hudson river. the event has been named miracle on the hudson. >> there is teams racing now in san francisco bay and these are the live pictures. there are 11 teams take part in races and this competition runs through sunday. best viewing at marina green. it's fan taft wrik to watch boats go by. >> they go fast. >> still ahead at 4:00 millionaires putting in for unemployment benefits? and there is a popular department store comes stateside. a mirror letting you try on a variety of clothes at the same time. >> and michael finney is taking your questions won twitter and facebook ask will answer them here just a little bit later. you can contact michael on >>> following breaking news in texas right now. firefighters battling a blaze in an exxon plant there. >> and this is in bay town texas not immediately known what sparked this blaze. this is something that appears as though they're getting things under control there. have you fires and perhaps flares as well. >> san pran union square will hit a frenzy friday morning with a grand ope
. >> reporter: perhaps the biggest distinction, on syria. romney arguing the u.s. should partner with other countries to help arm the rebels to defeat president bashar assad. >> and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need to defeat assad's tanks and helicopters and fighter jets. >> reporter: romney's aide saying romney is not suggesting the u.s. arm the rebels directly. president obama has opposed providing weapons to the rebels partly out of concern that those weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists. on iran mitt romney earlier this year saying this. >> if we re-elect barack obama, iran will have a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: but today was unclear what exactly romney would do that would be different. the obama administration imposing tough sanctions already. >> i will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on iran and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. >> reporter: the obama campaign asking just what would those new sanctions be, and on libya after the attack in benghazi that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens, blistering words today from ro
are expected to spar again over libya after "the new york times" reported that the u.s. and iran had agreed to one-on-one talks. >> now iran thinks they can go much harder than they think they can go. >> reporter: the white house added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> and now to a point that iran's economy is on its knees. >> reporter: president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. and mitt romney in florida where he gave this advice between the football game. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president has a five-point lead among registered voters but a likely race shows the race is a dead heat at 47%. >> i have a question. >> do you want me to answer? >> reporter: and denied that instead of circling each other, the candidates will be sitting. brandi hitt, abc news, boca raton, florida. >> but who could have predicted how those first two debates would go but "gma" anchor and host of "this week" george stephanopoulos has an idea of what to look for in tonight's third confrontation. >> here's what i expec
're going to hear about disney's new plans to follow customers and a possible shake up in u.s. telecommunications industry. >> nicole lapin joins us with today's after the bell report. >> good afternoon, larry and carolyn. u.s. wireless market may be in for a big shake up, sprint nextel admitting it's in talk was a japanese carrier south bank that wants to buy a stake in sprint, maybe 75%. this is a deal that would give japan's number three mobile company a way into the u.s. market and giving sprint much-needed financial support as it continues to battle at and t and verizon. the news comes just a day after sources told us sprint is holding off on a rival bid for metro pcs which agreed to combine a couple days ago with t-mobile usa. news of south bank talks sent sprint shares soaring up about 14%. and amd is cutting its third quarter revenue forecast predicting revenue will fall about 10%. more than 1% it had forecast. the company said weak demand across product lines due to broader economy. shares fell in after hours trading and amd results third-quarter results next week, go
of the cheapest car in the world maybe sold in the u.s. soon. the mini car looks like a smart car costs only $3,000 in the u.s. closer to $10,000, the higher cost is due to upgrades to meet u.s. standards. it has been dogged by issues like lack of heating, no cup holders and randomly catching fire while being driven, so yes that could be a problem. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> i'm just saying this morning if you send your kids to school without a jacket you don't need to feel so bad. >> they will probably take it off any way. here's a look outside from our sutro camera vollmer peak that is mount diablo looking from our vollmer peak camera with deck of low clouds shallow marine layer. 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight, there's fog around hayward and oakland, limited fog the visibility is good, compared to yesterday past several mornings, a different start to your day with mild temperatures live doppler 7 hd, we are continuing to see a quiet and mild beginning to your morning with 63 in oakland, 59 in redwood city, good morning san francisco, 61 for you, 65 san rafael
's brian ross has the details. >> reporter: he evaded the u.s. for years, but a new report says anwar al awaky's downfol may have been linked to his wife's shopping list for pantene sham pop, nevea, dove soap, and other items not available in yemen. we have sent other people before and nothing really suited her taste, he wrote as he sent the list to someone he thought was a trusted al qaeda aide. the trusted aide says he was a spy. in an interview with a danish newspaper, morten storm, a danish convert to islam says he went to yemen and worked with the cia to help track and kill al awlaki. >> he was a terrorist. he wanted to kill innocent people. >> reporter: storm was part of a radical islamic group in europe. this was him in '05 at an anti-u.s. rally that made news in london. six months later, he says, he had been recruited by danish intelligence for his dangerous role. >> if al qaeda came to the conclusion he was spying for the day daynes and cia, they would have killed him. >> reporter: in fact, like popular "homeland" tv show, agents use high-tech devices to track their targets. in
is better able to protect the u.s. interests and voters have just 15 days to decide. abc's karen travers reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: the president spent the weekend prepping at camp david while romney did the same in florida, but he took a brief break to stop by a football game between his staff and the press corps following him. the republican contender ignored repeated questions from reporters. >> how do you feel about tomorrow? are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm ready for football. >> reporter: the debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy. an issue that's been put on the back burner this campaign season. the voters are concerned about the economy and domestic issues. at last week's town hall debate, the president and romney clashed over the administration's handling of the attack in libya. that attack killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> that the president the day after that happened flies to las vegas for a political fund-raiser. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, gove
news. >> a huge mess out there. thank you. right now, the u.s. coast guard is searching for two people who disappearance when their fishing boat capsized. it happened in san mateo county. it's been six hours and the search continues for two men who have not made it to shore. we are at stanford medical center where rescue crews rushed one of the survivors. >> it seems like a pretty guesscy day at the samford medical center. he was airlifted here earlier in the day. they tell us he is one of four people on a fishing expedition earlier today. deputies say the 18-foot boat they were aboard was tossed by a large wave as they were close to shore. as you see from the images, the boat crashed on some rocks and came to rest upside down. coast guard helicopter and a number of rescue boats were launched to look for the two people who remain missing in the water but the teams have now started winding down their efforts. i talked with a nearby residents who said one of the survivors made it to his house to call 911 and then he went to try to help. >> it wasn't that big of a boat. that, and the life
motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. military convoy. the u.s. war reached the grim milestone with the death of an american soldier. the death toll now standing at 2,000. >>> and very fresh revelations in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms being linked to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have now been recovered at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at least two brutal massacres. >>> there are reports at the airports. in the past two days, loaded guns have gotten past tsa agents. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. richardson mistakenly 234r50u with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they missed another loaded gun. this time in a firefighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the plane. >> it's scary. >> i am voiced they missed something like that. >> reporter: some in congress worry this has all become business as usual. >> unfortunately, the reports i get, it's not just this one weapo
romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, important deadline the u.s. postal service couldn't deliver on. >>> milestone for the . >>> most of the country in the 60s and 70s 103 phoenix, 80 portland, 71 seattle. airports you can see all on time severe weather in atlanta could back up. without the clouds here not expecting delays in san francisco, oakland or san jose. >>> 4:48. fundraiser was held yesterday for the family of fallen chp officer kenyon youngstrom killed during a traffic stop on i-680 in alamo earlier this month. the support has been tremendous. >> the community outreach because eye done this, has just been unbelievable. i've had people pledge cash. we've got a website with the fallen heroes organization. we work closely with for a long time here in alamo. >> the restaurant owner is urging people who want to support youngstrom's widow and four children to drop off donations at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts.
is to blame for the shooting death of a u.s. border patrol agent. nick loss ivie was killed this week just north of the mexico/arizona border. mexican officials arrested two men as investigators look into whether ivie was shot by a fellow officer. his family is struggling to cope with the loss. >> we've been so preoccupied with the grief of the loss, we really haven't had time to be angry at anything. it is what it is. it won't bring nick back. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano heads to arizona today to express condolences and meet with investigators. >>> syria has apologized for an artillery strike on a turkish town that killed five people. but escalating fears of a cross-border war have sparked demonstrations in turkey. outside the parliament building, riot police used tear gas and water canons to break up anti-war protesters. >>> firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire threatening about a dozen homes in washington state. the fire, which is being fueled by bone-dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres about 40 miles from seattle. some people in the town of shelto
we have freezing weather headlines to talk about. after the third hottest summer on record, the u.s. is getting a quick turnaround with winter-like air. look that snow. so many people across the country waking up to a big chill right now. over the weekend, hundreds of lows. sam, the man of the hour, has been tracking is overnight. >> good morning, amy, thank you very much. the chill this weekend, so cold, as a matter of fact, temperatures in the 20s that minnesota was able to make snow and open ski resorts. yep, at least put a little patch on the ground. we got about an inch of snow in the mountains of vermont and new hampshire as well. so take a look at the temperatures and drop down. know that that 32 degrees in tulsa is remarkable. 15 in sioux city, 6 in laramie. in dallas, highs getting into the 50s. this is a real reach for this deep cold air. and it starts to swing east. it's not just the middle of the country and the great lakes that will be feeling those temperatures over the next couple of days, we're moderating that but the chill under way now. take a look at the number of
the fda. they say it shows they are on the right track. >>> the overall u.s. economy may be weak but where the beer index is concerned, we are the super power to beat. the beer index is the amount of time you have to spend on-the-job to afford to buy a beer. swiss bank surveyed hourly wages and average prices at liquor stores in 150 countries and found u.s. workers only need five minutes earnings to buy a beer. that equals 96 beers per eight hour workday or 480 beers on an average workweek. it takes the rest of the world 20 minutes to earn a beer. either we are very thirsty or we earn more than the rest of the world. >>> a lot of that hard work will be going down the drain with the a's game tonight, i'm sure -- >> i didn't know where you were going. >> yeah. next, we continue to follow breaking news in the east bay where fire crews are watching for flare-ups from a huge fire at a strip mall. amy hollyfield is live at the scene with the latest. >>> search for a man with a warrant for his arrest and his role in a speeding car accident that injured three people outside an antioch school. >>>
: but the truth is, she's invested heavily in the u.s., as well. 400 scholarship winners, the so-called sons of oprah, paid tribute. ♪ because we knew you >> reporter: in the emotional high point at the end of the 25-year run on the oprah show. the film follows the girls' epic journey from the poorest townships of south africa all the way to graduation. >> there were many days during these past five years where i've asked myself, what were you thinking? what were you thinking, you could build a school? i was thinking about this day. i was thinking about this day with them walking in triumph across this stage in their white dresses. >> ladies and gentlemen, the class of 2011. >> reporter: so, like any nervous mom sending kids off to college, six of them here in the u.s., shopping for dorm furnishings with them left her feeling like an empty nester. >> the very first morning that the girls from the united states were here and we were all going to -- i can't believe i'm weeping over target and bed, bath and beyond. but the morning we were all getting dressed to go shopping for their college d
panels could power the economy. romney did admit saying troubled u.s. auto makers should go bankrupt. >> you say i wanted to take the auto industry bankrupt, you did. and i think it's important to know that that was a process necessary to get those companies back on their feet. so they can start hiring more people that. is what i recommended and what happened. >> romney is overstating his position. gm and chrysler got $80 billion in federal funds when researchers say was an important factor in their recovery. abc 7 judges he doesn't feel it will have impact on the race. >> i think most people that are doing any kind of modeling looking at the fundamentals think this will settle into the two to three point difference. >> we won't see the post debate polling until end of the week. expect a one or two point swing at the most. >> these important. thank you. >> thank you. >> reminder now final debate set for monday in florida with a focus on foreign policy. we'll be carrying it live monday at 6:00 p.m. >> on this date in 1989 big one hit northern california. today marks 23rd anniversary o
. by the time the storm reaches the u.s. it could be much more powerful. katie marzullo is in the storm track. >> reporter: some are calling it franken storm. it's very scary storm ahead of halloween as a category 2 hurricane. it has killed 21 people across the caribbean and 11 people in cuba. you know the bahamas are next. then the east coast of the u.s. is in harm's way more ways than one. experts say sandy could join with other systems and form a super storm. they could expect high winds, heavy rains and extreme tide and maybe snow beginning early sunday and things should peak with the arrival of sandy on tuesday. >> it does bring a lot of rain and builds it up. it could possibly be worse than isaac out there. >> reporter: isaac hit louisiana in august you will remember as a category one storm. it killed seven people. right now local governments and utilities are heading off long term power outages there. they predict at least one billion dollars in damage. >> kristen: and let's go to mike nicco to take a closer look at sandy's path. >> i think people are focusing too much on the strength
. hurricane sandy has that yet made landfall in the u.s. but its fierce winds and rain still are making travel difficult in ocean city, maryland. maryland has already declared a state of emergency. after being briefed by federal officials on the movement of the storm, president obama had this to say -- my main message to everybody involved, we have to take this seriously. my message to the governors and the mayors is, anything they need, we will be there. >> many or heeding the warnings, from north carolina to maine. >> i don't know what to expect at this point. we had irene here, had winds of 80 miles-per-hour sustained, and that was -- >> forecasters fear sandy could u-merge with the cold front, bringing up to a foot of rain in parts. heavy snow could also be possible in the appalachian mountain region, public transportation in new york and new jersey is ramping down, and officials in new york city announced the evacuation of 375,000 residents in low-lying areas. new york city mayor michael bloomberg had a message for those considering riding out the storms. >> if you don't evacuate you're n
of that prep means shutting things down and getting the of town. as rare as it was at the u.s. financial markets were closed today they are going to stay closed tomorrow this is the reason people are supposed to evacuate ahead of a hurricane the unpredictable ocean caught in north carolina a rogue wave knocked matt gutman and his producer off their feet. the crew of the hm bunny had to abandon ship. the coast guard has -- rescued cued 14 onboard, two are still missing. >> the two that remain unaccounted for made it off the vessel but did not make night life rafts. >> reporter: in new york the stillness that is shocking grand central center empty, stock exchange silent. authorities fear sandy could turn lower manhattan into a flood zone. mayor bloomberg and a host of east goes governors are driving hope the importance of evacuating. >> conditions are deteriorating rapidly and the window for you getting out safely is closing. >> reporter: the landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled
in the months and weeks before attack. that attack on september 11th, killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens from the bay area and three other americans. >>> mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as a guest host on "good morning america" this morning. she is filling in for robin roberts who as you know is on extended medical leave, continuing to recover from her bone marrow transplant. ann will be sharing recipes from the romney household. >> cooking emergency. the grill is too hot. i'm here, i'm making welsh cakes my grandmother taught me how to make them. i'm teaching my grandchildren how to make them. >> you can catch ann romney on "good morning america" at 7:00. abc news is in discussions with the first lady for a similar guest appearance when her schedule allows. >>> let's check the forecast and see if lightning going to strike twice for us. >> possibly later this afternoon after this morning's round which is quickly dissipating. we are looking at emeryville camera down to the south you can see a little cloud cover. let's take a look at live doppler, one small radar return maybe a few drips
of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> it does not mean the u.s. will strike. the white house says it will waive a short term benefit of killing them versus long term affect on the government in the region. >> piedmont native christopher stevens one of four americans killed in that attack. his family is holding a memorial tomorrow. the public is invited. it will be at the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. >> five charged in the september 11th attacks will not have to attend their own hearings. they're being held in guantanamo bay. the men accused of supporting the slenl hijackers. defense argued it was trauk to be forced from a guantanamo bay cell into a courtroom. the judge agreed and one prisoner was restrained and another made a rant. >> mystery solved. wildlife experts believe this giant eye ball may have belonged to a sword fish. the eye ball washed up on a beach last week. biologists based conclusion on size, color and structure and found cuts on the bone around the eye suggesting a fisherman threw the eye overboard. dna tests will take place to confirm findings
on the anniversary of september 11th during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. his family says stevens was there helping to launch a cultural exchange center, one giving remarks today is the libyan ambassador to the united states. the man the state department has chosen to investigate the assault, retired diplomat thomas pickering, will address the crowd as well. california senator dianne feinstein and congress woman barbara lee will honor the memory of the fallen ambassador. >> i know his commitment in being ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a high calling for him. i just wanted and asked for permission to host it with the family. they wanted it here. >> the mayor will give the welcome followed his his brother and two sisters who will talk about the sibling they knew growing up. >> carolyn, thank you. we'll be streaming the service at abc 7 there is a link to a site his family established where you can learn more and leave your messages of support. >> the president's campaign says the president takes responsibility for the attack that killed amba
and supply increasing. that is why the prices are coming down. >>> 6:10 u.s. about families come together, the change they are getting ready to demand today following that deadly explosion in 2010. >>> new poll released this morning showing how tight the presidential race is. >>> welcome back. scattered showers through wednesday. while tell you how much rain to expect and how much snow in the sierra and full forecast coming up in four minutes. >>> winter weather is hitting washington state this morning. crews responded last night to clear roads in snoqualmie pass up to five inches of snow already on the ground. sleet is also a problem. despite plows hitting the road drivers are being warned that conditions remain dangerous this morning. >>> sonoma county whom side detectives are hoping someone -- homicide detectives are hoping someone will call in with clues. a woman's body was found yesterday morning. >> the victim is believed to be in her 30s. deputies say death is suspicious. >>> bizarre sequence of events in vallejo has left one man dead, another in custody as well as a house nearly b
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